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    Nightingale MomentDear Friends,


    On Tuesday, May 12th, A Nightingale Moment was held virtually in Ripley Chapel. It was attended by nurses from our church, the town of Winchester and the wider nursing community. The gathering was an opportunity during these challenging times to center and to rekindle the flame of Nightingale’s legacy.


    International Nurses Day is annually held on May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. This year the date held particular significance because the World Health Organization (WHO) designated 2020 as The Year of the Nurse and Midwife, and because it is the 200th anniversary of Nightingale’s birth. Additionally, we are reminded daily of the contributions and challenges that nurses make in service to their communities during the current pandemic.


    I am sharing a copy of the May 12th Nightingale Moment with our congregation, participants and the wider nursing community. Please feel free to share the video with the nurses in your life – care providers, family, friends, neighbors and in particular those on the front line during the pandemic. May the recording be a reminder of what is at the heart of a calling to nurse.


    Most Grateful,
              Kathleen Zagata, RN, MSN
              Health & Wellness Minister